Add Detailed Information about each ColumnΒΆ

  1. On the Colectica ribbon tab, click the Data Documentation button to ensure the Data Documentation pane is visible.

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  2. In the Data Documentation pane, select the Variable Details tab.

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    The Variable Details tab shows details for the column where the cursor is located.

  3. Enter a Label and Description for the column.

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  4. Choose a Data Type for the column, and fill in some details.

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  5. If your column has coded data, create a new code list or use an existing code list.

    See also

    See Create a Code List for a Column and Reuse a Code List for instructions on defining code lists for columns.

  6. Specify a Measurement Unit and Role for the column, if appropriate.

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    A role can indicate whether the column represents an identifier, a weight, or serves some other purpose.

  7. Specify what type of item the column is about.

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    The Analysis Unit describes what type of entity the data in this variable is about.

  8. Specify who provided the data contained in the column.

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    The Response Unit describes the source of the data held by this column.